This guide provides an essential overview of the important responsibilities of serving on the board of a public college, university, or system. It is intended to clarify the fiduciary responsibilities for which boards are held accountable.
- Introduction: The Governance of Public Higher Education (including brief discussion on the rewards, challenges, and traditions of trusteeship);
- 10 Basic Governing Board Responsibilities (including questions for boards to ask about mission; presidential selection, support, performance assessment, and compensation; strategic planning; guarding fiscal integrity; academic quality; institutional autonomy and academic freedom; policies and processes; board performance and practices);
- 11 Hallmarks of an Effective Board (successful best practices to strive for); and
- Resource Guide (list of useful web resources, print publications, programs, consulting services, publications for systems)
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